Mist (?), n. [AS. mist; akin to D. & Sw. mist, Icel. mistr, G. mist dung, Goth. ma�xa1;hstus, AS. migan to make water, Icel. miga, Lith. migla mist, Russ. mgla, L. mingere, meiere, to make water, gr. to make water, mist, Skr. mih to make water, n., a mist m�xb5;gha cloud. 102. Cf. Misle, Mizzle, Mixen.]

1.

Visible watery vapor suspended in the atmosphere, at or near the surface of the earth; fog.

2.

Coarse, watery vapor, floating or falling in visible particles, approaching the form of rain; as, Scotch mist.

3.

Hence, anything which dims or darkens, and obscures or intercepts vision.

His passion cast a mist before his sense. Dryden.

Mist flower Bot., a composite plant (Eupatorium celestinum), having heart-shaped leaves, and corymbs of lavender-blue flowers. It is found in the Western and Southern United States.

 

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Mist, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Misted; p. pr. & vb. n. Misting.]

To cloud; to cover with mist; to dim.

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Mist, v. i.

To rain in very fine drops; as, it mists.

 

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